Leading Causes of Hospitalization - Statistics in Niagara

Females

Many of the leading causes of hospitalizations for females age 0-64 in Niagara are related to pregnancy and birth. Complications of pregnancy (antenatal, labour and delivery), and liveborn infants according to place of birth are the top three reasons for hospitalization. In addition, arthrosis of the knee and abdominal and pelvic pain complete the top five.

Causes of Hospitalizations in Females 0-64 in Niagara
Cause of hospitalization in females age 0-64 years Percent
Complications of pregnancy, predominantly labour and delivery 14.3%
Complications of pregnancy, predominantly antenatal 11.7%
Liveborn infants according to place of birth 10.2%
Arthrosis of knee 1.5%
Abdominal and pelvic pain 1.1%
Source: Leading Causes of Hospitalization 2006-2010, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO Data. Last Refreshed July 2012.

Similar to females age 0-64, females age 65 and over have arthrosis of the knee as one of the top five causes of hospitalization. Additionally, leading causes of hospitalization include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis, heart failure, fracture of the femur, and acute myocardial infarction. Heart failure and acute myocardial infarction are types of cardiovascular disease.

Causes of Hospitalization in Females age 65 and over in Niagara
Cause of hospitalization in females age 65 years and over Percent
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 4.9%
Heart failure 4.3%
Fracture of the femur 4.1%
Arthrosis of knee 4.0%
Acute myocardial infarction 3.9%
Source: Leading Causes of Hospitalization 2006-2010, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO Data. Last Refreshed July 2012.

Males

Similar to females age 0-64, one of the top five causes for hospitalization is liveborn infants according to place of birth. In addition, acute myocardial infarction, disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, inguinal hernia, and diabetes mellitus complete the list.

Causes of Hospitalization for Males age 0-64 in Niagara
Cause of hospitalization in males age 0-64 years Percent
Liveborn infants according to place of birth 14.0%
Acute myocardial infarction 2.9%
Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight 2.0%
Inguinal hernia 2.0%
Diabetes mellitus 1.9%
Source: Leading Causes of Hospitalization 2006-2010, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO Data. Last Refreshed July 2012.

Similar to females age 65 and over, males have COPD and bronchiectasis, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure on the top five causes of hospitalization. In addition, males have cerebrovascular diseases, and conduction disorders and cardiac arrhythmias on the top five list. Cerebrovascular disease is another type of cardiovascular disease which affects blood flow to the brain. This includes strokes. Conduction disorders and cardiac arrhythmia consists of a variety of conditions that are the result of an abnormal heart rhythm for an individual. This includes heart beats that are too fast or too slow.

Causes of Hospitalization for Males age 65 and over in Niagara
Cause of hospitalization in males age 65 years and over Percent
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis 5.5%
Acute myocardial infarction 5.0%
Heart failure 4.7%
Cerebrovascular diseases 3.6%
Conduction disorders, cardiac arrhythmias 3.5%
Source: Leading Causes of Hospitalization 2006-2010, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO Data. Last Refreshed July 2012.
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